Video: Celebrate What You Want to See More Of

You all know how much I love when the LAC community can help people out with their big goals. The other day Al Smith, a long-time reader and all-around awesome guy, reached out to me about HIS big scary goal — a book on career advancement, the origins of which started after he was passed over for a seemingly shoe-in promotion himself. Al was devastated, and determined to unlock what went wrong and how to move forward.

Al currently has 486 survey respondents, but he’s looking for 1,001. The survey only takes 5 minuteswill you help him close the gap? I’d take all 515 if I could! I will report back in my next post on how we did :) Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/y8QTxJ

Now I bring you my first video update in AGES — huge thanks to Monique Johnson for filming!

Your assignment: make a list of 25 things you’re proud of (right now!) — either from the last week, the last month, the last year, or your whole life! It will honor how far you’ve come, and give you an extra boost of motivation when you’re getting ready to tackle your next big goal.

Looking for the inner confidence it takes to go after a big goal? My good friend Molly launched her Fierce Love Course this morning. If you do nothing else, watch her super moving video at the top of the page. 

Creating your own video handshake

I have to say a little bit more about Monique — she’s another super long-time LAC reader (and now good friend) who helps clients “create a virtual handshake that will make your business (or blog) stronger, sexier and have clients lined up at your door.”

I cannot recommend her services highly enough! Monique is fun, creative and incredibly passionate about telling stories through video. If you sign-up for her newsletter, you can also get instant access to her new video course.

Two upcoming speaking gigs: you’re invited!

The first is tonight (Wednesday) — a live video Q&A call with me at 8:30pm ET, hosted by The Young Entrepreneur Council. Grab a glass of wine and join from your living room!

The second is a day-long event in Syracuse on April 3 called the WISE Symposium (Women in Support of Entrepreneurship). We were asked to submit a picture of ourselves with a word that describes us. It seemed so odd to say something like, “I am…fabulous! brilliant! a rockstar!” so instead I turned the focus back on all of you — feels much more true to what I’m all about anyway. I’d love to see you in Syracuse if you live in the area!

Jenny Blake - WISE Symposium: "I am...rooting for you!"

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Everyone

P.S. Speaking of video, another reader — Jeremy Wisuthseriwong — sent me this awesome video of how he celebrated Valentines’ Day last week. I absolutely love seeing how his gesture of “one love” just lit everybody up!

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  • http://twitter.com/nataliebid Natalie Bidnick

    Happy to help with Al’s survey! Loved the video update, too – NYC and you complement each other well! 

    • http://www.lifeaftercollege.org jennyblake

      Thanks so much Natalie!! You’re awesome :D Have a fabulous day!

  • Anonymous

    This Al dude seems like a pretty cool guy ;-).  Thanks again and I enjoyed the video post!

    • http://www.lifeaftercollege.org jennyblake

      He’s a little crazy….but in the best possible way ;-) Seriously — so happy we can (hopefully) help — can’t wait to report back next week! Keep me posted on the stats…

  • http://superduperfantastic.com/ suki

    Completed the survey. Loved the video at the end! :P

    • http://www.lifeaftercollege.org jennyblake

      You rock, thank you so much!! 

  • http://www.travelfromthetriangle.com Cat

    What an uplifting post! Al’s survey actually turned into a good reflection for me to think about my career. Your video made me remember when I was scared to go eat at a nice restaurant by myself and it’s good for me to reflect on the things I’m proud of having accomplished instead of what I’m currently failing at. Then I realized over halfway through the V-Day video that it was of my previous hometown – way cool!

    • http://www.lifeaftercollege.org jennyblake

      So glad you liked it Cat, thank you!! That’s awesome that Al’s survey was a great reflection exercise for you. Love that! And yes — cheers to being willing to eat alone…and make many new friends in the process! 

      • http://www.lifeaftercollege.org jennyblake

        P.S. So funny that the video was filmed in your hometown — I just read your mind/life on this post, I guess! 

  • Jennafer Pettit

    love the valentines day video! ironically i’m actually in raleigh. clearly i was not in the right place at the right time! :(

    • http://www.lifeaftercollege.org jennyblake

      I know, right? Where were MY v-day roses? Next year :) Actually next year we can be the ones handing them out!! 

      • Jeremy W

         Haha, maybe each vday I’ll try a new city. Perhaps NYC will be next!

  • http://www.livingtheexpatlife.com Kate

    Love everything about this and you look so radiant in your video! 

    I wrote up my 25 Things list that I’m proud of over the last year (can’t believe I’ve been abroad for ONE YEAR now) and I was surprised to be able to come up with 25 things so easily.

    I’m returning to the U.S. in August and planning a trip to NYC — I hope that we can schedule a cupcake date while I’m in town because god damnit, woman, it’s about time we meet each other! :)

  • http://www.livingtheexpatlife.com Kate

    Love everything about this and you look so radiant in your video! 

    I wrote up my 25 Things list that I’m proud of over the last year (can’t believe I’ve been abroad for ONE YEAR now) and I was surprised to be able to come up with 25 things so easily.

    I’m returning to the U.S. in August and planning a trip to NYC — I hope that we can schedule a cupcake date while I’m in town because god damnit, woman, it’s about time we meet each other! :)

    • http://www.lifeaftercollege.org jennyblake

      Thanks Kate!! LOVE that you made a list after watching — you have so much to be proud of, it’s astounding. Would LOVE to meet up and grab cupcakes in NYC when you come into town! We are looooong overdue for a meet-up :)

  • http://mgspeaks.com/ Mozart

    I’m in Syracuse. Will definitely pass this on to my network. Nice video!!!

    • http://www.lifeaftercollege.org jennyblake

      Awesome — thanks so much Mozart!!

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